Nov 26, 2013 — For the first time, doctors have a financial incentive to keep patients out of the hospital. That's leading to some interesting changes.
Nov 22, 2013 — If you want to raise money, charge a sales tax. If you want people to smoke less, tax producers. Traditional economics says this shouldn't make a difference, but it does.
Nov 11, 2013 — The government is sitting on billions of dollars owed to ordinary people — who often don't know the money is there. Here's where the money is.
Nov 7, 2013 — Regulators are cracking down on payday loans, leading some companies like Western Sky to shut down their loan operations.
Oct 18, 2013 — I bought a Treasury bill on Tuesday, before Congress made the debt-ceiling deal. It was unclear whether I would get paid back on time.
Oct 16, 2013 — On today's show: Three ripped-from-the-headlines stories from Planet Money.
Oct 16, 2013 — Unless Congress raises the debt ceiling soon, the government won't be able to pay its bills. Here's a graph showing some of the big payments coming due.
Oct 10, 2013 — If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who won't get paid if the government defaults.
Oct 10, 2013 — Whatever happens to a the global economy, one thing is clear: If the U.S. defaults, people all over the world who have loaned the government money won't get paid on time.
Oct 7, 2013 — If the government stops paying off its debts, people might rush to lend the government money. Here's why that may happen — and why, in the long run, it would be a problem.